Nine nights of incredible theatre at 60th annual Glenamaddy Theatre Festival

Glenamaddy Theatre Festival is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary this month, with the 2024 festival running over nine nights from Friday, the 22nd of March, to Saturday, the 30th of March.

A fantastic range of theatre has been lined up for this year’s festival, with a host of groups from all over Ireland set to travel to Glenamaddy to perform in the long-standing festival, which celebrates that milestone anniversary this year. The programme features everything from comedies to dramas, satires to moving tales, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Kicking off on Friday, the 22nd of March, the first performance lined up for this year’s festival sees The Cornmill Theatre from Co Leitrim perform ‘According to Rumour’ by Robert Scott, in the open category.

On Saturday, the 23rd of March, Lislea Dramatic Players from Co Armagh will present ‘Steel Magnolias’ by Robert Harling, in the confined category.

Moving onto Sunday, the 24th of March will see Clann Machua Drama Group from Co Mayo perform ‘Stolen Child’ by Yvonne Quinn and Bairbre Ni Chaoimh, in the confined category.

Then, on Monday, the 25th of March, the Phoenix Players from Co Sligo will deliver ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell, in the confined category.

The following day, Tuesday, the 26th of March, The Ray Leonard Players from Co Mayo will showcase ‘Eclipsed’ by Patricia Burke Brogan, in the confined category.

Wednesday, the 27th of March, sees the Dooega Drama Group from Co Mayo perform ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ by Martin McDonagh, in the confined category.

On Thursday, the 28th of March, the Ballyshannon Drama Society from Co Donegal will present ‘Margaret’ by Shaun Byrne, in the open category.

Friday, the 29th of March, features Glenamaddy Players from Co. Galway, who will be performing ‘The Outgoing Tide’ by Bruce Graham, in the confined category.

Finally, on Saturday, the 30th of March, the Prosperous Dramatic Society from Co Kildare will conclude the festival with ‘A View from the Bridge’ by Arthur Miller, in the open category.

All shows will be begin at 8 pm sharp, except for the final night, when the performance will commence at 7.30pm sharp.

Interest in the upcoming performances is very high, so be sure to book your tickets now by clicking the Eventbrite link on Nightly ticket prices are €15 plus booking fee, and enquiries can also be made about season tickets.

The festival committee would like to extend their sincere thanks to all who have supported this year’s festival in any way, and to all who have supported the festival over the years.

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